Research Triangle High School (RTHS) is an independent public charter high school with a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focus, designed to bring a globally competitive education to a broad spectrum of students. RTHS is a place where students can learn in innovative ways in order to prepare them for the global workplace of the 21st century. RTHS offers college-preparatory course content built on the NC Common Core Curriculum and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Innovations include:


  • Cutting-edge instructional techniques that blend digital material and collaborative experiences, reflecting the mobile world in which we live and work today.


  • “Flipped” coursework which allows students to learn from digital lectures and material outside of class time, and to learn from group labs, seminars and collaborative projects during class time, thereby allowing much greater differentiation for students' learning.


  • Research Triangle industry internships and projects, developed through partnerships with surrounding companies, allowing students to develop skills and a solid sense of the work-world around them and their place in it.


  • An extended school day, providing more opportunities for instruction and help outside of class, as well as overcoming transportation barriers. 


  • Learning Teams of teachers, resident teachers from across the state, and industry experts to support key science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning objectives, creating a fertile field of experts collaborating to create better learning opportunities for students both at RTHS and beyond.